This week I received a beautiful and totally inspiring birth story from a friend in Estonia. This brave young woman gave birth to her second baby in an ambulance in the middle of a harsh Estonian winter on the way to the hospital.
The writer of this story is young and shows a maturity far beyond her years as she uses the knowledge that she has gained about birth from her own experience, her doula and her studies in Source Process & Breathwork to guide the very inexperienced and unknowledgable paramedics who helped to deliver her second baby.
She had acquired a great deal of knowledge about calm, natural births and she also had a strong belief that this was the way she wanted to birth her child. Each time the paramedics tried to make her do something that didn't resonate with her own knowledge, she very calmly and insistently showed them another way, her way. In the end, the only choice the paramedics had was to step aside and allow her to give birth in all her own power, without drugs, interventions or other medical intrusions.
This is her summary of the experience;